RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, is a remarkable life story is told through music, climaxing in a concert that both moves and exhilarates. After scores of productions around the world, this 2006 Broadway musical is getting a hot new re-conception by original ROF creator Richard Maltby, Jr., at the Milwaukee Rep, opening March 1st at the Stackner Cabaret, in the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex.
From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits – including “I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune – performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend! Richard Maltby, Jr. created the piece and will also direct The Rep’s production. It was originally conceived by William Meade with orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby. Maltby is re-conceiving his Johnny Cash tribute specifically for a five-member ensemble for The Rep’s Stackner Cabaret. The cast features Trenna Barnes, Eddie Clendening, Jason Edwards, David Miles Keenan and Mark W. Winchester, who are all making their Rep debuts. Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash runs in the Stackner Cabaret from March 1 – May 5, and opens Sunday, March 3.
“Prior to coming to America, I’d never paid much attention to country music,” says Artistic Director Mark Clements. “But it’s now become a style that I…[READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE AT BROADWAY WORLD.COM]